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Mike Green Set to Return Tuesday

Standard Spin: How long until the wheels fall off again?  That's the question fantasy owners are asking as Mike Green returns after missing two months with ankle and groin injuries.  The star defenseman has missed 55 of the Capitals' last 64 regular season games with an array of ailments, and even Green admitted he's nervous about returning, telling NHL.com, "This will be a great day for me, but I'm very unsure of how it will go.  I just have to play it safe."  He continued, "I think it's important for me to get my game back and it's better that I try to do that slowly rather than quickly.  I don't intend on going up and down the ice tonight."  Taking all this into consideration, Green is a highly risky play for next week.  Then again, he's almost too good to leave on the bench.  If he looks ok tonight and gets through without a set-back, say your prayers and get him back in there. (Jan.3)